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CSD – Longer days, college alternatives


CSD – Longer days, college alternatives


City Schools of Decatur found a way to make up for school days lost due to weather: make the school days longer.

At its last regular meeting, the school board approved a plan to lengthen the days by 30 minutes, with details to be determined.

The details have been determined. The longer days will begin March 3 and end May 2.

Here are the new arrival and dismissal times.

CSD Times

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Should there be additional school closings due to extreme weather conditions, City Schools of Decatur may choose to extend the new schedule through the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Parents and students will receive communication about specific school-based plans during the week of Feb. 24. Coaches and after school club and activity sponsors will send additional communications about their programs. After school childcare providers will contact parents separately from district communications.

Morning bus routes will not be affected by the new morning bell schedule. Students should be at the bus stop at their usual time in the morning. Afternoon bus routes will be affected by the new afternoon bell schedule. Parents should add the additional time to the current bus drop-off schedule in the afternoon.

CSD added that students will also be in school on March 10 and May 29 to make up for some of the days cancelled due to winter weather.

In other CSD news, there will be a College Alternatives Fair on March 3 at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center. The event is free and begins at 6 pm.

The event is geared toward students who might not want to attend a post-secondary school or want to delay college after graduating high school.

The fair is the senior project of a Decatur High student.

“Decatur Senior Haegen Altizer has gathered representatives from many different post high school opportunities to share exciting alternatives with students and parents,” the announcement says. “From gap year programs to career training and apprenticeships there are all sorts of options that you may not even be thinking about.”

Regrettably, living at home with mom and dad isn’t an option. That’s only reserved for people who have a master’s degree in journalism.

Here’s the poster for the event: